Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Starbucks' New Vivanno Smoothies

Have you been to Starbucks lately? I recently found out about their two new drinks and had to try them out. No longer limiting themselves to coffee and tea, they're now branching out into smoothies. I was kind of surprised they decided to try smoothies, but Ohio doesn't have nearly as many smoothie shops as other states, so I was intrigued.

The new Vivanno flavors are Banana Chocolate and Orange Mango Banana. Each is made with real fruit, 2% milk and ice with juice or chocolate flavor mixed in. A protein and fiber powder is added to give you additional nutrients, too.

I tried the Banana Chocolate at BlogHer, and it was delicious. I didn't want to miss out on trying the other flavor, though, so I stopped by Starbucks yesterday and gave the Orange Mango Banana a go. I loved that one even more. (As did Mira, who whined until I let her slurp up the last fifth of the cup.) I don't know the full nutritional data, but I will say I felt full after drinking the smoothie and it kept me going until dinner.

Neither has an caffeine (well, the chocolate one does, but it's a very small amount), so these aren't for caffeine addicts. But either of these could be great for an on-the-go snack with some nutritional benefit.

I'm giving away two coupons to try out the Vivanno drinks as part of the Bloggy Giveaways Carnival. To enter, just leave a comment on this post. I will allow entrants until Sunday, August 3, 2008 at 11:59pm eastern time. When you leave a comment, please make sure I have some way to contact you if you win.

One winner (so you can try out both drinks!) will be chosen at random and contacted next week. Contest is open only to US and Canadian residents. One entry per person, please. And good luck!

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Be sure to check my personal blog for additional contests this week, too!

173 comments:

Erin said...

I tried a sample of both of these the other day--YUM!

cdziuba said...

I want to win! Thanx for hosting this great giveaway.

Anonymous said...

I had the chocolate banana one today and it was really great. I'm glad Starbucks is branching out! herringtonb@vmcmail.com

Michelle said...

I've been wanting to try these! Thanks for an opportunity to win!

sandwiched said...

They sound amazing. Hope I win!

Stacy said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!
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Gale said...

Very cool! Sounds yummy!

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littlecupcakesco said...

Yum - great idea!

I'd love to try the chocolate one - got a sample of the orange & it was really good.

Thanks!
Caroline

Tara said...

I've tried the mango one, I would love to try the banana chocolate too.

Sandy said...

Sounds YUM! Awesome giveaway!

Marla Taviano said...

Oooh, those sound good! My hubby will be so excited. (he hates coffee and tea)

Shelly said...

Yum - I want to try these!

Anonymous said...

Yum, I heard these were delicious.

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jamie from fort lauderdale said...

yummy! I can't wait to try them!

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queenoftheclick said...

This is a great giveaway because everyone loves Starbucks!

I love to try new drinks :)

EB said...

Both of these smoothies are delish!

Thanks!
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Sue said...

I saw these advertised but haven't tried them yet - we also don't have many smoothie places here so I am happy that Starbucks is starting these!

Thanks for the chance to win!
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Stephanie Reed said...

They sound yummy!

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Beth said...

Great giveaway idea, thanks for the chance to enter!

Kristin said...

thanks for the giveaway

jess said...

love the vivanno's!
thanks....
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Liz said...

I was so excited about the mention of smoothies until I saw both of them featured bananas. Sadly, I'm allergic to bananas. Pooh.

torinem said...

Yum! Thanks for the great giveaway!

Smilingsal said...

I'd like to be entered. Thanks.
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Sonya said...

New drinks 2 try!

Marlena said...

I've been wanting to try these! I bet they taste even better when they're free! :)
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mommagurl32 said...

Yummy...sounds good!

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Tracey said...

I'd love to try a new drink.

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ChristiS said...

ooh, these sound really yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah said...

please enter me!

adymommy said...

yummy!

Meredith A. said...

Mmmmm that sounds really good right now!!!

Tanya said...

I really enjoyed the mango one.

travelingwithbaby said...

the choco banana is the VERY thing i want to try. i walk by the starbucks everyday on my stroller walk route and see "chocolate banana" in the window...and i DROOL. and then, i dream about it. okay, i would REALLY love to win this.

i'd make it a mini date with my husband...and we could share drinks :-)

bishiesruleme said...

I love Starbucks!

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Tasha Via said...

Gotta love Starbucks, thanks for the give-away!!

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Rebekah said...

I tried a sample of one of them the other day and it was good. A great giveaway.... thanks for the offering.


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Ribbon Rock Star said...

oooh I would love to try either one of the drinks.

Great giveaway...

Linda

Frugal Vet Tech said...

I didn't know they had smoothies now. Yum!

Whimsical Creations said...

Sounds yummy!
=) melanie
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www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Carrie said...

I also tried a quick sample and liked them enough to want to go back for more. Thanks for the chance!

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Julie D said...

Finally something for me at Starbucks! (Well, the hot chocolate isn't bad!)

Scattered Mom said...

Oh yummy! I haven't tried them yet but I can't wait to. :)

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semtaylor said...

Sounds yummy...

kagey10 said...

yay!
I have a weird reaction to caffeine sometimes, so this would be terrific!

thanks!

Judy said...

WOW! Thanks for the great giveaway - I would LOVE to try these!

Reeva said...

oh this sounds tasty :)

Great giveaway! I hope i'm the lucky winner :)

redfantum said...

I was addicted to Starbucks for awhile. Big calories in those frappacinos! I'd love to try these instead.

PastorMac's Ann said...

Sampled both and liked them both. would love to win.

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Anna said...

The chocolate banana one is sooo yummy, I tried one while on vacation. You *can* add a shot of espresso to either one so for those of us who like our caffeine, we can be happy too!

Thanks for the giveaway

me and my sister said...

caffeine is a good friend of mine, wouldn't mind another chance to get friendly

Luvreading7 said...

These sound really good! :D

Thanks for the chance! :)

Hil'Lesha said...

This sounds really yummy! :)

michelle said...

Our family would love to give these a try...now, how to choose which one to get first if we win...hmmmmm.

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flchen1 said...

I haven't sampled these yet--they sound yummy!

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Anonymous said...

I tried banana choc the other day and it was yummy. Thanks!

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diane d said...

I haven't tried these yet - but would love to. Thanks for the great giveaway! :)

prairiemama said...

Ooh, those sound delicious!!! Please sign me up!

Betsy said...

Please pick me!!

Sandra said...

I would love to try these!

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Amber said...

I would love to try the new smoothies! Thanks for the nice giveaway!
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Amelia Sprout said...

Not entering, just saying that the banana chocolate one, with a couple shots of espresso, is so tastey. And you get your caffine too!

Qtpies7 said...

If I tried these and liked them, I would have a hard time using any Starbucks gift cards I win to bribe my dd into doing chores I don't want to do! I'd have to keep them myself to feed my new craving!

Charmed said...

I have been DYING to try these! ppreacherswife at gmail dot com

Deb said...

Would love to try these new drinks!

The Conn Crew said...

Did someone say Starbucks? If it's Starbucks, it's gotta be good. I can't wait to try these!

bren j. said...

Hm. I've never even heard of these yet but they sound super-tasty.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Emily B said...

The banana chocolate one comes a close second to my all-time Starbucks fav, the Caramel Macchiato.
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Wehaf said...

I'd love to try out one of these smoothies!

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Thank you.

the planet of janet said...

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

pick me pick me!

Memarie Lane said...

I'd love to try the chocolate banana one.

PS said...

Oh, I'm usually boring just get iced coffee, but the chocolate banana sounds fantastic!

emerzim said...

I tried a sample of the chocolate banana one the other day. Pretty good. I'd love to try the other one.

KathyEller said...

Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Rebecca said...

Mmmmmm....banana chocolate! Thanks for the great giveaway! rebeccaeee at yahoo dot com.

Suzie G. said...

I want to try the banana chocolate flavor! Sounds really delicious.

Shelley said...

I can't wait to try the new starbucks drink as well!

taysmommy said...

Im a starbucks addict! lol! Never tried their smoothies tho

ryann

ry13_2000@yahoo.com

Meg said...

That is good to know b/c I dont drink coffee but love to stop by to get their hot chocolate sometimes. Now I have another thing to try-fun, thanks!
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Tammy said...

oh yummy they sound delicious. thanks for your beneficence.

kamewh said...

I did not know that they had these- they sound good! Thank you for the giveaway!

kristine said...

i've only heard about these but not yet tried them - nummy!

Maureen said...

Great giveaway. I went to Starbucks today and didn't even notice these on the menu! They must be really new! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tara said...

I would LOVE to try these!

Jacqueline in Atlanta said...

I have not tried either one yet, but I figured anything Starbucks makes has got to be good.

Thanks for having the giveaway!

Becky @ BoysRuleMyLife said...

Haven't tried either, but would LOVE to! (especially using one of your coupons!) :)

Thanks for the chance!

"Deal"icious Mom said...

I would love to try these... thanks for the chance.

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

Jennifer said...

I love Starbucks and would love to try these new drinks! Especially the mango one. Thanks for the giveaway!

Alaina said...

I would love to try these! I enjoy splurging on Starbucks periodically!
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Debbie said...

I just tried samples of these drinks last week and they are fab. Thanks for the giveaway drawing.

~Debbie
retrodeb(at)hotmail(dot)com

Preppy Mommy said...

It's the perfect season to try one. Thanks for the chance to win. Visit mine at www.mypreppypurse.blogspot.com

mishmish said...

They sound yummmmy. I've never tried them before.

Ginny said...

That mango one sounds so good. I'm not a coffee drinker, even though I do like ice coffee from there. I think I'd love the smoothie though, but that might be a bad things because I save a lot of money by not being a Starbucks junkie, lol\

windycindy said...

WE have a new Starbucks only five minutes away from our home. Please enter me in your delightful drawing. Many thanks, Cindi
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pierce said...

I would def like to try it out!

Anonymous said...

I'd like to win a chance to try these drinks.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Kimberly said...

YUMMMMM!!! These sound great!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

amy f. said...

I didn't even know they were doing smoothies now...has been too long since I've been there. Would love to try these, thank you!

mom2boys said...

I love Starbucks! I would love to try one of their new drinks.Thanks for the giveaway!

our2angels said...

Thanks for the chance to win!
Blessings
Sue
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Rachel C. said...

mmm, they sound yummy. Thanks so much!

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Lisa P said...

I would love to try the new drinks, thanks

Maggie said...

These look really good. I can't wait to try them!

Tisha said...

I have been wanting to try these... thanks for the giveaway!

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Sweetpeas said...

Those sound yummy!

Jaime C. said...

Please enter me! Thanks for the giveaway!

Kim said...

I haven't had a chance to try their new drinks as of yet but hope to do so soon!

Thank you for this wonderful giveaway that you are participating in!

Not the Queen said...

Those sound wonderful!

Jennifer said...

They both sound great. I would love a chance to win.

socompletely said...

I've been wanting to try these and just haven't done it yet. Would love to win this!

Audrey said...

I go to Starbucks almost every day but haven't tried these yet. Thanks!

Karen said...

I love smoothies and can't wait to try these!

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fivewinks said...

Who doesn't love Starbucks!!!
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judybrittle said...

I would love to try these. They sound very tasty. Starbucks is always great. Thank you so much!

Nicole R.J. said...

It would be hard to walk into a Starbuck's and *not* order a latte... but I'm willing to give it a try! ;)

Talina said...

I would love to win some free starbucks! We are moving cross country in 4 weeks, actually we are driving ourselves and our many pets 1500 miles while the movers handle our things.

We plan to stop at starbucks along the way and having a gift card would sure help out in paying for some liquid crack (aka starbucks)! We can't live without our coffee!

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family said...

Oooh, sounds yummy!

Kathy
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Homemom3 said...

oh love starbucks but haven't tried this yet. sounds yummy.

Ma Val said...

I'm a fan of smoothies so I'd love to try these. Thanks!

Kathleen said...

Mmm, I'm willing to try anything at Starbucks. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Kristan said...

yum...i'm a BF mama and try to avoid caffeine, so i'd love to try these. :)
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Rachel said...

Yum! Count me in!
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sassy2 said...

Who doesn't love Starbucks. Hope I have one that hasn't closed yet!

robynl said...

Yay for Starbucks bringing in Smoothies. This is something new to us and we love them. I haven't tried either of these at Starbucks so would be delighted to win.

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Cristina said...

Yum! Thanks for the chance.

emily n. said...

I'm a smoothie addict!

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silverhartgirl said...

I have never had one of these.

Justine said...

I love Starbucks, and I am so excited to try there new smoothies. Thanks for the giveaway

Anonymous said...

I haven't tried either one yet, so it would be nice to win.
-Meghan
nutmeg16@sbcglobal.net

holliberri said...

Yum! I haven't tried these yet....


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Neen said...

I haven't tried one yet money has been toght so I had to forgo my addiction. I'd love to try them though

sarah said...

i haven't tried the smoothies but they sound sooooo good!

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cmartin0055 said...

Yummy to the tummy!

Lisa said...

I've been wanting to try these - thanks for the giveaway!

Marcia said...

I haven't tried these either but want to. Starbucks gets all my business! Thanks...

Naomi said...

I'd love to try these, thanks!

Liz said...

oohhh...those sound yummy!

The Chatty Housewife said...

Mmmm.. smoothies. Thank you very much for the great giveaway! nw_wife(at)hotmail(dot)com

KJ said...

I will need to try one of these. Lately, I have just been drinking black coffee because there's no sugar. Time for a splurge...

Thanks for your generosity!

KJ - California

jnmacdonald said...

I didn't know they had smoothies, I'll have to check them out.

Molly C. said...

Didn't know about the new products but would love to try them!

Josie said...

I would love to try the new drinks. I think the banana mango one is what I would try.

Megret said...

I've never heard of these!
Thanks for the chance!
Megret
musesofmegret (at) gmail (dot) com

Jenn said...

Yum

tiffannhm said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

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Suz said...

I haven't heard of these before, but I would love to try them!

Melissa M. said...

Oh, I'd like to try these!

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Jennifer said...

I really want to try these, they sound great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jhianna said...

I love smoothies! When I was working in Denver and living in Ohio (Dayton) in the late 90s, I got hooked on them for a breakfast treat once a week. It was tough going back home and not being able to find a smoothie or a Starbucks. Thanks for the contest!

Elizabeth said...

I havent been able to try the new drink and I would love to try it for free :-)

Thanks for this opportunity,
Elizabeth
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Becky said...

Lovely quilt!!

Vetstadium said...

I am always trying new drinks these sound good.

Stacy said...

I wouldl ove to try them.

Thanks for the giveaway, isn't this fun!
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Jinxy and Me said...

They sound yummy. Thanks for the giveaway!

ihchicky said...

The banana choclate sounds great! Please enter me in your giveaway! :)

Nicole said...

Can't wait to try the banana chocolate!

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runlikeagirl said...

I tried the banana chocolate earlier in the week but I had it made with soy milk instead of 2%. It was so yummy I gave myself brainfreeze from sucking it down so fast! I'll slow down next time. ;-) Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth F. said...

ooohhh..enter me please! I love smoothies.

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Jessica said...

sounds delish!

msrodeobrat said...

i really want to try these they look good

Teri said...

The banana mango sounds great! Thanks

janetfaye said...

I would love to try one of these,they sound so good.

Thank you!

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Charlotte said...

I haven't tried them yet but they sure do sound yummy. Count me in.

Verona said...

Sounds yummy!

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Crochetcillin Addict said...

The Chocolate Banana sounds heavenly. Thanks so much for this offer!!!

crystalf said...

My dh loves smoothies so I'm sure he would love to try these. Thank you!!

Dani' said...

sweet! sadly I am allergic to chocolate so my kids would have to try the choco banana one.I'm sure they would mind terribly ;) solta@hotmaildotcom

tiff said...

i love starbucks and would love to to try this out! thanks.

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Melon said...

I have been wanting to try these. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jessica said...

i would love to try these!

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hsb suzanne said...

Oh, I like fruity stuff! Please enter me!

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Thanks for having this giveaway!

noreen said...

I have been wanting to try these but have not had the chance